Post # 1
I love dresses. I have been collecting dresses that I had pictured myself wearing for my engagement photos since, basically, when we got engaged.
Unfortunately, however, my legs bruise SO easily. I have no idea what I do… I have never NOT had bruises on my legs, from what I can remember.
I tested out covering them up with makeup tonight, and I did manage to make the worst one (a lovely dark purple number) disappear really well. I have some stage makeup training, so covering it up isn’t too much of a problem.
My question to the bees, though, is this: If you were in my situation, would you just cover them up with makeup, or would you wear hose as well?
All my shoes are close toed, if that makes a difference.
Post # 3
Is it cold where you are this time of year? I ask because I’ve been wearing tights with skirts and dresses since like the past three weeks anyway just because of the weather. If it’s cool out, I think it’ll look perfectly natural and you won’t need to worry about covering your legs up with makeup…unless your dresses look particularly summery? Can you post pics?
Post # 4
Can you just mention to your photog that you want them Photoshopped out? It’s pretty simple for him/her to do and less uncomfortable than putting makeup on your legs or wearing pantyhose.
Post # 5
I’d cover them with makeup and photoshop out anything that you can still see in the pictures.
Post # 6
Hey! I was totally in your boat last Saturday! — And I was determined to wear the dress I bought for the occasion. I just made photographer aware of them, and she said not to worry, she would photoshop the bruises out. 🙂
Post # 7
depends on the dresses, do any of them look great with leggings? Or can you wear high boots?
Post # 8
Bruises are pretty easy to photoshop out. I’d ask your photog what your options are if you are really worried. Just don’t wear flesh-toned pantyhose, they are so dated that it will look weird in your pictures! If you go the tights route, go with a darker color or (subtle) texture :-).